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University Corp. For Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Program Specialist III in Boulder, Colorado

Location: NOAA Silver Spring Metro Center in Silver Spring, MD.Type: Full-Time, Exempt.Application Deadline: This position will be posted until a sufficient numberof applicants are received.Relocation: No relocation package is offered for this position.Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g.,J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.Salary: Hiring Range $72,935-$91,170 Salary Range $72,935-$118,520Benefits: UCAR affirms its continuing commitment to developing,providing, and administering its employee benefit programs with dueconsideration for equal employment opportunity and diversity guidelines.UCAR's rich package of employee benefits includes medical, dental,vision, education assistance, retirement, and life insurance. UCARoffers a variety of programs designed to assist with work-life balanceincluding flexible work alternatives, paid time off and 14 weeks of paidparentWhere You Will Work:The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science(CPAESS), under the UCP, provides an extensive portfolio ofplacement, management, and organizational services for the broad EarthSystem Science community. CPAESS develops innovative solutions to complexscientific challenges, advances research capacity, and fosters communitycollabCPAESS provides professional development, training, and researchopportunities for early career to expert scientists. The CPAESS communityincludes placements at prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, short- andlong-term appointments at US Federal research labs and institutions,research internships, and summer school opportunities for graduates andpostdoctoral scientists. These research and training opportunities providementoring and career advancement; lifelong collaboration through programalumni networks; and the advancement of science worldwide throughuniversity, federal, state, municipal level, and private sectorpartnerships. CPAESS employees and sponsors collectively work toward advancingscientific research for the benefit of society.What You Will Do:The program specialist will be working with NOAA Ocean Acidification Program(OAP) to provide interagency affairs capacity in support of NOAA'srequirements under the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act(FOARAM Act) and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of2020 Act (ICOOS Act).This position will be located at the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration Silver Spring Metro Center, in Silver Spring , MD.Responsibilities:Lead the drafting of congressionally mandated reporting requirements underFOARAM which include biennial reports on federal agency ocean acidificationactivities, the formulation of a strategic plan every 5 years and trackingagency progress against the strategic plan. The program specialist will alsoprovide oversight of the OAP sponsored OA Information Exchange project calledfor under the FOARAM Act.In response to passage of the Coordinated Ocean Observations and ResearchAct, the program specialist will be charged with formulating responses toOAP requirements. This will likely call for two new interagency reportsincluding one on economic vulnerability to OA and another on monitoringprioritization within two years of passage of the act.Provide staffing support to the NOAA Chair for the Ocean AcidificationInteragency Working Group (IWG-OA). This will involve handling meetinglogistics including at least one in person convening of the principles peryear (COVID permitting), recruitment and coordination of agencyrepresentatives, and ensuring adherence to the Subcommittee on Ocean Scienceand Technology (SOST) requirements.Responds to data calls and taskers relevant to congressional affairs and serveas the liaison between the OAP and the OAR Congressional Affairs Office.Represent the OAP on a number of interagency working groups including with theUSGCRP particular in cases where the program mission space intersects andwhere OA science can inform national assessments.Other spec